Automotive Blogs

  • Moovit on Over, Intel; Make Way for Parking

    by Roger Lanctot | May 05, 2020
    Moovit has long been the darling of Israel's transportation-obsessed startup community. The company has frequently, and appropriately, been compared to Waze f... ...
  • COVID-19: No Excuse for Tonedeafness

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 30, 2020
    There have been multiple media reports that the aftermath of a COVID-19 infection or even its onset can rob a sufferer of the senses of taste and smell, but I h... ...
  • NXP, Infineon, Renesas, Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics hold on to top five in automotive semiconductor vendor shares rankings

    by Asif Anwar | Apr 28, 2020
    NXP, Infineon, Renesas, Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics maintained their positions in the top five of Strategy Analytics’ annual assessment of th... ...
  • Uber: Gimme Shelter or a Partition

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 28, 2020
    Somehow, the entire mobility industry fresh and green and promising to transform transportation as we all know it, has ended up in the crosshairs of a global pa... ...
  • SIXT: The Power of Nimbleness during a Crisis

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 26, 2020
    German rental car and mobility powerhaus SIXT recently announced a groundbreaking feature of its mobile app for booking taxis and rental cars: the ability to bo... ...
  • The Great 2020 Mobility Rethink

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 24, 2020
    General Motors' announced shut down of the Maven car sharing service was hardly a surprise, especially coming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time... ...
  • COVID-19: Cars as an Essential Service

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 21, 2020
    The Automotive News reported Friday that updated guidance from the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Iinfrastructure Security Agency had ident... ...
  • COVID-19: Uber, Lyft, & Amazon

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 21, 2020
    COVID-19 has made April 2020 an especially cruel month, but its cruelty has been magnified by the employment practices and policies of particular technology lea... ...
  • Tesla Autopilot Update: Designing for Future, Neglecting the Present

    by Derek Viita | Apr 17, 2020
    As part of its most recent Autopilot update, Tesla has refined the system's status display, sharpening the visual indicators presented to drivers.  Detecte... ...
  • COVID-19: Charting a Course to Recovery

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 16, 2020
    Maps have become a critical focal point for educating the public regarding the spread of COVID-19 across the world. The next stage in this global crisis will b... ...
  • Time for a Car Radio Mandate

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 16, 2020
    Where do you listen to the radio? We know you're listening to the radio because radio has the greatest reach of any media. So where are you listening? Accordi... ...
  • Mobility Gets COVID-19 Reset

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 10, 2020
    Four mobility service operator CEOs, an industry expert, and a moderator from The Information conducted a fascinating discussion this week regarding the current... ...
  • COVID-19: The Future Foretold in Phoenix

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 09, 2020
    “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our famil... ...
  • Coronavirus Disruption to Automotive

    by Kevin Mak | Apr 07, 2020
    Originally published on March 5th, 2020 - latest update on August 6th, 2020 The coronavirus or COVID-19 is causing a number of issues that will adversely affec... ...
  • COVID-19: Watching the Detectives

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 06, 2020
    News consumers trying to grasp the magnitude, source, and timing of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, sweeping the globe are beginning to understand something ... ...
  • Can a Pandemic Stop the Apocalypse?

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 02, 2020
    The negative impacts of the coronavirus, COVID-19, on the automotive industry continue to radiate out from the closure of factories and dealerships (for vehicle... ...
  • COVID-19 & Chinese Automotive Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 31, 2020
    It's a shame that the U.S. president and his administration have chosen to criticize and attack China for its poor management of the novel coronavirus crisis. I... ...
  • Instacart: The Gig is Up

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 30, 2020
    The New York Times, and other media outlets, tell us this morning that "as many as 200,000 Instacart shoppers could walk off the job" today in a strike protes... ...
  • Tesla's 2019 Turning Point

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 28, 2020
    2019 will be remembered as the year the automotive industry decided to right-size its autonomous vehicle ambitions. Multiple auto makers tempered their v... ...
  • Safe Transportation in the Time of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 26, 2020
    A crisis on the pandemic scale of COVID-19 needs a solution of an equally epic scope. The thousands of workers that still actually must show up for work in an e... ...

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